New European Role for Travelocity`s Jamie Cole

Travelocity Europe
today, announces changes to its European
management team, that are being made to build on the company`s excellent
growth
in its first year of operation. 
The changes create a new senior level
position
in the Travelocity Europe holding company for current UK managing director, Jamie Cole, who has accepted a pan-European role as vice president partner
marketing.


During the first nine months of 2002, Travelocity Europe has already signed

major pan-European partnerships with AOL Europe and Holiday Autos. Cole
will
now focus on building other strategic partnerships, as well as maximising
the
potential of the partnerships already in place.


Dirk Hauke, CEO Travelocity Europe, said:  “Partner relations are a key
part
of Travelocity Europe`s business and as we continue to grow it is important

that we have a senior level team member to manage and maintain these
relationships.  Jamie was a natural choice for the position as he has been
instrumental in leading our most high profile pan-European partnership
deals
with companies such as British Airways and AOL Europe.”

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Hauke continued: “As we extend our presence into other European markets,
the
development of strategic partnerships will become increasingly important.
Our
recent entry into Scandinavia, through the acquisition of online travel
leader,
Resfeber, is an example of an opportunity to leverage key partnerships
across
all our European markets.”


Jamie Cole, vice president partner marketing, said: “The creation of a
dedicated partner marketing role is an important step forward for
Travelocity;
I look forward to focusing on this area and extending our success across
Europe.”


“I have had a great two years as Travelocity.co.uk managing director,
developing a strong presence for us in the UK.  We have built a highly
capable
leadership team in the UK who will assume responsibility for our business
here
and I am confident that Travelocity.co.uk staff and customers will be in
very
good hands.”


Management responsibility for the Travelocity.co.uk team in Stansted will
be
shared between Andrew Nicholson, managing director operations and supplier
relations, and Charlotte Harper, UK marketing director.


On a European level, Dirk Hauke will continue as CEO of Travelocity Europe,

with Ned Booth as senior vice president marketing Europe and Jeff Lavender
as
senior vice president corporate development Europe.


Related stories on ITN:

(03/09/2002) Holiday Autos Becomes Preferred Partner of Travelocity Europe

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